Sorry about all your problems with poor Arlo. Along with the vet's 
recommendations you might want to try L-lysine, which is an immune system 
stimulant, especially for fighting herpes virus. Good luck with Arlo. You're 
doing the best you can. 


 
Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty neighbors 
too!





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> From: Marta Gasper <gasper.ma...@yahoo.com>
>To: "felvtalk@felineleukemia.org" <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org> 
>Sent: Friday, May 10, 2013 9:59 PM
>Subject: [Felvtalk] New member from Nebraska
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>Hello, my name is Marta Gasper. I'm Homeless No More cat rescue director in 
>Fairbury, Nebraska.
>One of my foster cats tested FeLV+ on the SNAP and a few months ago also 
>positive on the IFA so he became our cat after he developed some disorders 
>that'd make him hard to adopt.
>Previously we had a cat pulled from a hoarding situation who also was FeLV+ 
>and some time before he succumbed  one of our foster kittens tested leuk +._ 
>Our vet concluded he would have been infected when younger, he was tested 
>after his uris kept returning; although we are no-kill and try to give them 
>the best hospice care sometimes euthanasia is the best option.
> 
>Back to Arlo, our former foster, he's been doing fairly well so other than 
>being isolated he had no treatment. Last week almost overnight stopped eating 
>and bled from his nose, also gagged on and off, making gargling, squishy 
>noises. His mouth smells very bad, vet examined and said it looked good, mild 
>gingivitis only, he guessed the odor would be from further lesions/masses down 
>his throath._ In a few days and coincidentally he's developed bald spots that 
>bleed and dark spots on his fur. Vet said those were bacterial and fungal 
>infections. Right now he's on Clavamox and metacam and is starting to eat 
>again, I suggested interferon_we did have a FIV+ with stomatitis and other 
>problems that made a remarkable comeback on it_and he agreed to administer it 
>though because Arlo has all these symptoms and because he knows we're on a 
>limited budget he talked about considering the euthanasia alternative as Arlo 
>won't get better.
>I understand but if there's a way to make him better I'd try it, don't know 
>how much Interferon is right now etc.
> 
>Question; I've read that some treatments don't work or are not used if the cat 
>is past the second stage and/or has lymphoma. I don't know if and what cancer 
>he has but he's defintely on 2nd stage..should I even try other treatments?
> 
>And another question; we have a nebulizer, can we use it with Arlo, what 
>treatments if so? Thank-you and thank-you for this list
>Marta
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